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  LITERATURE AND LANGUAGE ARTS
Note: Grade levels are given as a guideline only. Many lessons are adaptable.

3D LETTERS PreK
Preschoolers will make sculptural letters. By Cindy Marotta. read more]

ADJECTIVE, ADJECTIVE, NOUN Gr. K-8
Nancy Tompkins shows us how to encourage drawing skills, imagination, and senses of humor. [read more]
(Section: Drawing)

ALPHABET ANIMAL COLLAGE PreK
Children will learn the alphabet as they learn about animals. By Erika Bingham. [read more ]

ALPHABET BINGO PreK
Children will learn to recognize letters as they play a traditional game. By Erin. [read more ]

ALPHABET DIG PreK
This is a fun activity incorporating letter recognition and matching. By Sue Mowrer. [read more]

Buono, Gloria M.: THE PAINTING BALLERINA Gr. K-8
The author of the book shares some inspirational ideas with you and your kinderartists. [read more]

C IS FOR CELERY PreK
Children will learn about the letter c as they paint with celery. By KinderArt. [read more

Carle, Eric: ANIMALS ANIMALS Gr. K-5
A terrific lesson which incorporates social studies, science, technology, art and the writing process. From Alice Cunningham. [read more]

Carle, Eric: EGG CARTON CATERPILLAR Pre-K-2
Make caterpillars out of egg cartons and paint! An Eric Carle inspired lesson from J R Williams. [read more]

Carle, Eric: LITTLE CLOUD K-2
Holly LaForge has some ideas for connecting art-making with an Eric Carle book. [read more]

Carle, Eric: MISTER SEAHORSE Gr. 3-5
A lovely themed bulletin board idea from Alice Cunningham. [read more]
(Section: Bulletin Boards)

Carle, Eric: PAPER COLLAGE WITH ERIC CARLE K-5
Students will gain appreciation for the work of Eric Carle not only as a story writer, but as an illustrator during this fun "Hermit Crab" inspired lesson from Pamela Metzger. [read more]

Carle, Eric: VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR K-5
Students will read The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. They will then create caterpillar pictures using tissue paper collage techniques. From Vivian Redfern. [read more]

COFFEE FILTER BOOKLET K-8
An interesting way to create a colorful book courtesy of Meredith Fritsch - Lockland City Schools. [read more]

HAIKU STRAW PAINTING K and up
Students will learn about haiku poetry, have the experience of writing a haiku and then make an ink painting to enhance the haiku. From Carole Rathfon. [read more]

HUMPTY DUMPTY RULES Pre-K
Collaboratively set classroom rules as you recite the poem "Humpty Dumpty" Includes printable version of the poem. By: Kim Falcone. [read more]

Johnson, Crockett: HAROLD AND THE PURPLE CRAYON K-5
Using the book, Harold and the Purple Crayon as inspiration, students will use shapes to stimulate their imaginations to create a unique image. From Rebecca Engelman. [read more]

LEARNING RHYMES Gr. K-2
Dustie has some simple ways for you to get your students excited about reading and rhyming. [read more]

Lionni, Leo: LITTLE GREEN PreK-Gr2
This lesson teaches children how to make the color green by mixing the two primary colors, blue and yellow. Based on the Leo Lionni Book. From Shelly. [read more]

Lionni, Leo: SWIMMY K-2
Your kinderartists will become aware of the illustrating style of Leo Lionni as they create a wax resist underwater scene with artist Vera Trembach. [read more]

MAGNETIC POETRY Gr. 3-8
Create your own homemade magnetic poetry pieces to use on the fridge at home or on the magnetic board at school. From Jane Sanders. [read more]

Martin, Bill Jr: ALOHA all ages
Nanette Sposito shows you how to incorporate the state of Hawaii and the book Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, into a bulletin board. [read more]
Section: Bulletin Boards)

Martin, Bill Jr.: BROWN BEAR ANIMALS FOR YOUNGER STUDENTS Pre-K
Little ones can recreate animals from the book, Brown Bear, Brown Bear. By: Kristal Petersen. read more]

Martin, Bill Jr. and Carle, Eric: FIRST GRADE, FIRST GRADE, WHAT DO YOU SEE? K-2
Students will read the Bill Martin Jr./Eric Carle book Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See. They will then create a picture of what they see. From Linn McDonald. [read more]

NAME RECOGNITION PreK
Kids will learn to recognize names as they focus on letter and shape recognition. By Karen LaVarnway. [read more]

NAME WRITING FOR PRESCHOOLERS PreK
Young children will develop pre-writing skills and name recognition. By Lisa Elwell. [read more]

PAPER BAG STORIES PreK - Grade 2
This is a creativity and imagination building exercise for little ones. By: Barbra Jaffe. [read more]

PATTERN BLOCK STORIES PreK - Grade 2
Young children can create objects and animals using pattern blocks. They can they write stories based on their creations. By: Stephanie. [read more

POETRY PEBBLES Gr. 3-8
Students will use small rocks, stones and pebbles to create words with which to write poetry. From KinderArt.com. [read more]

Reynolds, Peter H.: MAKING A DOT WITHOUT MAKING A DOT K-2
A fabulous paper mosaic lesson. From Jennifer Stratton. This is a wonderful project that shows how confidence breeds confidence! [read more]
Section: Sculpture)

SAND NAMES PreK - Grade 2
Children will learn about letters and words in a fun way. By Amy. [read more]

Seuss, Dr.: THE SHAPE OF ME AND OTHER STUFF - CLASS MURAL K-2
Here, students will work individually and as a group in the creation of a wall mural. Submitted by: Martha Butcher [read more]

SHAVING CREAM LETTERS PreK
Little ones will write the letters of the alphabet in shaving cream. By Jennifer Hynes. [read more]

STORY CIRCLE STARTERS Pre-K
Here are several ideas to help get the creative juices flowing. By: KinderArt. [read more]

STORY TIME SONGS Pre-K
A fun and easy song to prepare for story time. By: Kristen. [read more]

UPPER AND LOWER CASE ABCs PreK
In this activity, little ones will match lower and upper case letters. By KinderArt. [read more]

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